How to Make Government Financially Accountable

Congress-Session-text-800x278.jpg

Our Federal Government is not accountable to voters, but we citizens can change that. Eighty-one years ago corporations were not accountable to their shareholders, but when citizens demanded it, Congress fixed that almost overnight. Today, if voter demand it, we can compel Congress to make Government accountable under the same disclosure rules that Congress imposed on corporations in 1934.

Read more
Share

Two US Government Financial Whoppers

 2_Whoppers_text_Blog.jpg

Recently US Government’s General Accounting Office (GAO) gave us a financial report that contained two financial “whoppers." In the US Financial Report for Fiscal 2014 (released 2/26/15 - see here), the two whoppers were:
Read more
Share

Why all Voters are "Low Information Voters"

Your_Vote_Counts.jpg

News pundits talk about “low information voters.” However TransGov argues that all voters - no matter how well we are educated or politically informed -  are low information voters. This is because the US Congress and Administration refuse to transparently disclose to us how Government spends our money.

Read more
Share

Short and Simple Financial Reports

Short_and_Simple_Fin_Rpts_Twitter.pngs

Government’s financial reports are impossible for Citizens to understand, which creates a Constitutional problem. Our US Constitution was designed to let we citizens an external “check and balance” over our government. But if we cannot understand how government taxes and spends our money, we cannot effectively control government. Instead, Congressional and Administration leaders can be controlled in non-transparent ways by special interests. Is it possible to make government’s financial reports meaningful to citizens?

Read more
Share

Reforming Out-of-Control Government

Strategy_Blog_Green_Galaxy_Text.jpg

US government is financially out-of-control, but TransGov has a strategy to fix this.

Read more
Share

A Constitutional Amendment to Make Government Accountable

We_the_People_-_text2.jpg

TransGov believes citizens can make government accountable through political pressure (see here).

But an alternative is a Constitutional amendment to make government follow the same Generally Accepted Accounting Principles that force public corporations to be accountable.

Read more
Share